Dr Adeel Malik’s research focuses on exploring the causes and consequences of economic fluctuations in developing countries and on the political economy of institutions and development. His recent research has also looked at the comparative role of geography, trade and institutions in driving long-run development outcomes. He has just successfully completed an Economic and Social Research Council project on investment, institutions and growth. His empirical research combines a wide range of datasets including both micro-level data on firms and aggregate data on developing economies. Adeel Malik obtained his D.Phil in economics from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar in June 2004. Before joining Oxford University, Dr Malik has held several policy and research appointments. His previous research affiliations include: Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre (Senior Policy Analyst, 1997-1999), Center for International Development at Harvard University (Visiting Research Fellow, Summer 2001), The World Bank (Research Assistant, Summer 2000), and Said Business School, Oxford University (Research Assistant, 2003-04). He has also been a Stipendiary Lecturer in Economics at Merton College, Oxford (2002-03). Selected articles: “The geography of output volatility” (with J. Temple), Journal of Development Economics, forthcoming “Natural resources, export structure and investment” (with S. Bond), Oxford Economic Papers, forthcoming .